The Rector heads a team of full- and part-time clergy supported by two churchwardens and the Parish Administrator, who works out of the Parish Office in nearby St Thomas’s Square. Here are some details about them and how to contact them.
The Rev’d Canon Kelvin Inglis, Rector
The Rev’d Canon Kelvin Inglis was licensed and installed as Rector of St Thomas’s in July 2017 and made canon of Salisbury Cathedral in 2020. He was previously vicar of Whitchurch with Tufton and Litchfield in the diocese of Winchester.
Tel: 01722 239 463; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev’d Wendy Cooper, Associate Priest
In addition to enjoying being part of the St Thomas team and all that that brings, Wendy has for many years been involved in prayer and healing ministry. Healing, reconciliation and associated issues continue to be of particular interest, along with taking time out to just enjoy being part of God’s creation.
The Rev’d Selina Deacon, Associate Priest
After training as a nurse at another St Thomas’s (hospital in London) Selina was widowed after 11 years of marriage. She moved to Shaftesbury with her three daughters, where she worked until 2000. After her ordination training, she was curate in Westbury and served 10 years in the ministry in Trowbridge. After retiring to Salisbury in 2017, she became a chaplain at the cathedral and Salisbury Hospital and joined the St Thomas’s team in 2019. Two border terriers, a garden, daughters and grandchildren keep her busy in what spare moments she has.
Tel: 01722 503583
The Revd Ali Alexander, Curate
Ali has moved from Dorset where she worked as a nurse practitioner for many years. She is married and has two daughters. As a family they share a love of music in many forms. She joined the St Thomas’s team during lockdown and was ordained in 2021. Ali is keen that all people explore their creativity in order to develop their God-given potential.
Berenice Elliott, Churchwarden
Berenice spent 11 years living in South Africa and Zambia before moving to Salisbury 44 years ago. Now retired from the NHS, she is married with two children, one grandson and a cocker spaniel. She sings badly with a local choir and enjoys the sense of family that St Thomas’s has in abundance.
Brian McInnes Sharpe, Churchwarden
Brian’s family have worshipped at St Thomas’s since 1978, and they undertook various roles during that time until the present. He completed a “full dress rehearsal” for this post between 1996 and 1999; however there has been a considerable time gap since. He says, “apparently I am too late for the crammer, so I will just have to wing it until it all comes back to me.”
Meryl Browning, Parish Manager
Meryl has worked in the parish office since 2016, where she indulges her passion for filing and attempting to bring order out of chaos. She is a life-long bookworm and proud tree-hugger, and enjoys spending time walking and gardening.
Parish Office Opening Times:
Friday 9am – 1pm
Address: St Thomas’s House • St Thomas’s Square • Salisbury • SP1 1BA
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Address: St. Thomas’s House, St. Thomas’s Square, Salisbury, SP1 1BA.
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